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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
XII
 
God a Helper Against the Treacherous
 
 
For the Chief Musician; set to the Sheminith. 1 A Psalm of David.
 
 
[1]  HELP, Jehovah; for the godly man ceaseth;
For the 2 faithful fail from among the children of men.
[2]  They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor:
With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
[3]  Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips,
The tongue that speaketh great things;
[4]  Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail;
Our lips are our 3 own: who is lord over us?
[5]  Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy,
Now will I arise, saith Jehovah;
I will set him in the safety he panteth for.
[6]  The words of Jehovah are pure words;
As silver tried in a furnace on the earth,
Purified seven times.
[7]  Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah,
Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever.
[8]  The wicked walk on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
 
Note 1. Or, the eight. [back]
Note 2. Or, faithfulness faileth. [back]
Note 3. Heb. with us. [back]
 

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